Artster Oklahoma is a collaborative project showcasing artists in Oklahoma.
The term Artster refers to an individual who chooses a culturally rich lifestyle and maintains a great admiration for various forms of art. Informed and typically altruistic by nature, this individual believes in the power of creative appreciation and collaboration as a means to benefit humanity.
Michelle LaVasque and Espanta Steppe set out to find and connect with other Oklahoma artists, artisans, and craftsmen. They craved to learn about talent, the We process, and the human story. Usually, the artists work is on exhibit with only a brief glance at the artists themselves. In this exhibit, the artists are the central focus. They are chronicled at work in their studios through photographs and narratives in the book Artster Oklahoma.
Selected photographs from the book and individual artists’ work will be on exhibit from Feb 21st to May 19th of 2019 in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family gallery located on the third floor.